Archive for July, 2002


Monday, July 29th, 2002

I should have posted this on the 21st when I saw it, but I’ve been busy. Between the upcoming wedding and building fence all day, there’s not much time for anything else. Anyway, the creators of eDonkey2000 have released a public beta of Overnet, which is a P2P file sharing application using a distributed hash table. This is similar to The Chord Project and The Circle, but like eDonkey it uses MFTP (Multisource File Transfer Protocol). There are some well-documented concerns about the susceptibility of distributed hash tables to attacks, so it’ll be interesting to see how Overnet fares in that regard.


Tuesday, July 9th, 2002

There’s an article on Switzerland’s secret mountain fortresses running on the Toronto Sun website. I’ve never read about anything like these. Well, actually, now that I think about it that’s not entirely true. Festo leases one from the Swiss Air Force, and I read about it in Wired awhile back. But still, I didn’t know they were so big, or that there were so many of them. Speaking of Wired, I was flipping through my old issues to confirm that my memory wasn’t failing me (I couldn’t find the right issue… ended up just using Google) when I came across a page on Eric J. Heller’s Gallery, which solves the mystery of where I came across that site. It’s worth a look. I’ve been considering getting one of the prints for awhile now, but that’ll have to wait until I have a job. While I’m on the topic, this gallery I found while looking for spider goats has some neat images in it too.

You are feeling sleepy…

Tuesday, July 9th, 2002

Richard is attempting the Uberman’s Sleep Cycle again. Um, what can I say? He’s insane. I did find a few other resources on polyphasic sleeping. Maybe they’ll prove useful. Try not to hurt anyone when the dementia sets in, okay Richard? 😉

Random Walkers for P2P Searches

Sunday, July 7th, 2002

Slashdot ran a story yesterday on “Random Walkers“, a method for searching across Gnutella-like (decentralized unstructured) P2P networks. The New Scientist article pointed to by Slashdot is, as usual, a bit out of kilter with reality. (more…)

Hello World, and Happy 4th =)

Thursday, July 4th, 2002

Welcome to the newly-relaunched I’ll have more stuff up soon, but for now I’d just like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July.